|BLM asks: |
I started using a new shampoo and conditioner about a year ago not knowing that they had Keratin in them which I was told was protein. My hair has now started breaking a lot because of it. Does the silk and wheat proteins do the same thing as keratin and can you recommend a good shampoo and conditioner that will help.
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Keratin is the protein that hair is made of. The keratin which is used in hair products is either from human hair or from an animal source. Proteins can have good effects on the surface of the hair such as helping to protect it from harmful chemicals or physical trauma. The problem with them is that the molecules they are made of are too large to be able to penetrate into the hair and so their effect is limited. When buying hair products it is better to look for those containing amino acids, these are the particles that proteins are made up of and are very much smaller than protein molecules. This means that they can penetrate deep into the hair and have excellent moisturising and re-structuring effects. To prevent your hair splitting and breaking try the rich, thick cream Trichology shampoo and conditioner these products are rich in amino acids and have an incredible effect on dry hair.
|Kayla asks: |
I am 15 and I have, I guess what you would say maybe a punky style. I just recently got my hair cut short. Maybe a little shorter than shoulder length with layers, the style I am trying to achieve is, maybe kind-of 80s. I want it to be BIG. I have tried different hairsprays and hair waxes. I have thick and heavy hair and I think a lot of products make my hair even heavier. So if you have any suggestions to what I can do to achieve the style I want it would be greatly appreciated.
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If you want BIG hair, waxes are too heavy for the length of your hair, waxes are designed for shorter hair and are great for creating a bit of texture in longer hair but not for boosting body, if anything they will make your hair flat! Try using a volumising range of products such as the Healthy Hair Fine Fragile and Stressed Range (available from Boots) The range contains a shampoo, conditioner, volumising mousse and volumising spray specifically designed for hair that needs a volume boost! Also when blow-drying your hair use a barrel brush as this will help to create volume! The bigger the better!
|Shannon asks: |
I have long, wavy and thick red hair, that also tends to have a coarser texture than most people I know! It is almost impossible to find a haircut that looks good (I do not want to go short, I just want something thats more stylish THAT WILL ACTUALLY WORK!
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If your hair is coarse make sure you use a deep conditioning treatment every week to ensure your hair is as soft and smooth as possible. If your hair is thick and wavy I would advise you keep it longer anyway as it will be much more manageable and suited to your hair type. If your hair is all one length I would advise having some soft layers put in, this will create depth and although the length is still there it will be far more stylish and interesting. Also experiment with different products as with curly hair there are so many things you can do with the right product! Try using a salt spray such as JLife Surf Girl Spritz over the summer months. This will give your hair a beach babe no hassle look and create a new hairstyle all together! I would go for a consultation at a reputable salon and they should be able to advise you on what you should and should not do, however my advice would be keep it simple with a few layers and experiment with products!
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